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Santiago Alvarez

Distinguished TME

Service Provider

Santiago is a distinguished engineer at Cisco Systems focused on network routing and programmability. He is responsible for influencing technology innovation and driving its adoption worldwide. Santiago is a regular speaker at various networking conferences throughout the world and at Cisco Live. He is the author of the Cisco Press “QoS for IP/MPLS Networks”. Santiago holds a BS in Computer Science, a MS in Computer Science and a MS in Telecommunications.

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February 6, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Simplifying Network Programmability with Model-Driven APIs

We previously discussed how data models have become a key component of network programmability and the role they play in cloud-scale networking. Data models provide a clear representation of the capabilities of a networking device with a definition that is structured, well defined and computer friendly. But, how can a programmer use models to control […]

Model-driven Programmability: The Rise of Network Automation

Software automation and data analytics are changing the face of computer networks. They are radically transforming how networks are built and operated. We are rapidly moving away from a world where a network operator manages tenths of network devices.  Instead, one individual can deploy and manage hundreds, thousands and tenths of thousands of complex network devices with […]